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How a Syrian Refugee Camp Became a Living, Breathing City

Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp is the largest UN-supported camp for fleeing Syrians, providing shelter for 80,000 people.
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There are refugee camps, and then there's Zaatari.

Once a speck of desert in northern Jordan, it's now home to 80,000 Syrians who fled the country's civil war. If it were a city, it would be Jordan's fourth-biggest.